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THURSO HIGH SCHOOL WINS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
9 May 03
Sixth year pupils at Thurso High School have inspired their contemporaries to achieve a major improvement in the school’s environment and secure a prize in the Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards sponsored by the OCS Group.
Designing a garden that would survive the prevailing harsh weather required the pupils to secure and adhere to expert advice in the creation of a neat, tidy and appealing garden, which incorporates large quantities of Caithness stone.
Commenting on Thurso High School’s achievement, Peter Kingham OCS Marketing Director said, “Good leadership and a high standard of work has resulted in a quality finish – a considerable achievement given the challenging environment.”
Plans are already in place for a regular maintenance programme that will ensure the project’s longevity to provide even more pleasure and learning opportunities for forthcoming generations of pupils.
John Summers, National Director for Keep Scotland Beautiful added, “It is encouraging to see young people in Scotland engaging with their local environments in this way. OCS have been strong supporters of this programme over many years and this shows how public and private bodies can work together in the interests of the environment.”